Thu.Feb 02, 2023

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Nissan Max-Out all-electric convertible makes physical debut at month-long Futures event

Green Car Congress

Nissan Motor will hold Nissan Futures at its Global Headquarters Gallery from 4 February to 1 March. As part of the event launch, Nissan unveiled a physical concept model of its Max-Out EV convertible. The model was previously shown in virtual form as part of the Nissan Ambition 2030 vision announced in November 2021 under the Nissan Futures banner. ( Earlier post.

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Mazda US boss: Longer-range EVs aren’t the future

Green Car Reports

Jeffrey Guyton, the president and CEO of Mazda USA, isn’t sold on the EV range race. Guyton told Green Car Reports at the 2024 Mazda CX-90 reveal that while electric vehicle buyers today are looking for 300 miles of range, the future's not ever-longer range. Consumers will find they don’t really need even that much, he said.

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Arctic-ready version of Nissan Ariya EV unveiled for Pole to Pole expedition

Green Car Congress

The Pole to Pole expedition team and Nissan unveiled an adventure-ready version of the new Ariya electric SUV ( earlier post ), which will undertake a 10-month, 27,000km trip from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole. ( Earlier post.) British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey will cross 14 countries, through Canada, North, Central and South America to Punta Arenas in Chile before travelling to the edge of the Antarctic continent, then onward to the South Pole.

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Ford CEO: Future EVs will be “radically simplified,” use smaller batteries

Green Car Reports

Ford CEO Jim Farley has already upped F-150 Lightning production to 150,000 a year, and he’s pressing production of its Mustang Mach-E toward 200,000 a year, effectively seeing it reengineered along the way. At the same time, this ramp has been part of a heavy lift at Ford—literally airlifts of parts at times—that’s costing.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Honda to advance fuel cell system as core of its hydrogen business; expansion to other areas; new FCEV in 2024

Green Car Congress

Honda held a press briefing in Tokyo on its hydrogen business initiatives. Honda said that it will take a proactive approach to increase the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier and strive to expand its hydrogen business, in addition to continuing to electrify its products. As the core of its hydrogen business, Honda will further advance its fuel cell system.

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Study: 1,104 new EV fast-charging stations will meet 50-mile interval

Green Car Reports

Meeting federal goals for a national charging network will require 1,104 EV fast-charging stations along major corridors, according to a new Great Plains Institute study. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law set aside $7.5 billion to build a national EV charging network of 500,000 charging sites, with $5 billion of that amount to be distributed to.

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Mapping federal charging network, EV charging tax, Mazda on EV range: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A group helps map out the federal EV charging network. Kansas looks at taxing charging. And will EV range keep getting longer as batteries improve? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Will future EVs keep offering longer range than previous models? Consider the CEO of Mazda in the U.S. as among many executives who aren’t planning on.

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Wolfspeed and ZF partner for future SiC semiconductor devices; new R&D center, new 200mm fab

Green Car Congress

Wolfspeed and ZF announced a strategic partnership that includes the creation of a joint innovation lab to drive advances in Silicon Carbide (SiC) systems and devices for mobility, industrial and energy applications. The partnership also includes a significant investment by ZF to support the planned construction of the world’s largest 200mm Silicon Carbide device fab in Ensdorf, Germany.

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Tesla looks to bolster its AI talent with recruitment center in Silicon Valley

Teslarati

Tesla is putting in a lot of effort to attract and recruit AI talent. Apart from dedicated events such as last year’s AI Day 2022, the company is reportedly setting up a large recruitment office in the middle of Silicon Valley. Nikkei Asia noted that at the end of January, a rather inconspicuous sign bearing Tesla’s name showed up at the entrance of a large building located at 3000 Hanover Street , Palo Alto, California.

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First cell coating line for battery modules goes on stream at BMW Group Plant Leipzig

Green Car Congress

BMW Group Plant Leipzig’s first cell coating line has gone into series operation as e-component production at the site continues to gain momentum. By 2024 the two existing module assembly lines will be complemented by a third, as well as four more cell coating lines and two more high-voltage battery assembly lines. The four coating lines will enter series operation during the course of this year at roughly two-month intervals.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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NIO releases official incentive package after wide discussion over reported big discounts

CN EV Post

In the package, NIO details the discounts it is offering for models due for a changeover, stock car discounts and cash discounts for NT 2.0 platform models. The post NIO releases official incentive package after wide discussion over reported big discounts appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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WinGD and CMB.TECH co-develop large ammonia-fueled two-stroke engines for bulkers

Green Car Congress

Swiss marine power company WinGD and Belgian shipping and cleantech group CMB.TECH have signed an agreement on the development of ammonia-fueled two-stroke engines. The companies aim to install the ammonia dual-fuel X72DF engine on a series of ten x 210,000 DWT bulk carriers to be built at a Chinese shipyard in 2025 and 2026. Current X72DF engines are available in 5-cylinder up to 8-cylinder configuration, covering a power range from 10,400 to 25,800kW at 69 to 89rpm.

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Kansas lawmakers want to tax public EV charging

Green Car Reports

A Kansas House bill calls for a tax on public EV charging—but not home charging. The proposed tax of 3 cents per kilowatt would go to a Kansas highway repair fund reliant on revenue, according to the Kansas Reflector, but it could force EV drivers to pay more than other drivers. Any tax on public charging would effectively be "double.

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Vitesco joins Polestar 0 project to develop zero-carbon emissions inverter

Green Car Congress

Vitesco Technologies, a leading international supplier of modern powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions, has joined the Polestar 0 project , an initiative to create the world’s first completely climate-neutral vehicle. ( Earlier post.) Vitesco Technologies has been selected as a collaboration partner to develop the power electronics with the target to achieve a zero-carbon emissions inverter for the production vehicle application in 2030.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype sports new side mirror design in recent sighting

Teslarati

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted on public roads in Palo Alto, California, sporting a new side mirror design. The Cybertruck is nearing early production phases, and according to Tesla’s Chief Vehicle Designer Franz von Holzhausen, the automaker has finalized the vehicle’s design. It appears Tesla has experimented with a new side mirror design.

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Liquefied biogas Volvo Trucks models getting a new power level of 500 hp; more fuel efficient, larger tank

Green Car Congress

Five years ago, Volvo Trucks launched its trucks that can run on liquified biogas (bio-LNG), which is a renewable fuel that can be produced from many types of organic waste, including food scraps. The fuel can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 100%. (A small amount of diesel or HVO is used to ignite the gas.) The gas-powered trucks—the Volvo FH and FM—are getting a new power level of 500 hp, joining the previous 420 and 460 hp engines.

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XPeng launches G9 and new P7 in Europe, restarts efforts to build presence overseas

CN EV Post

Deliveries of the new P7 in Europe will begin in June, and deliveries of the G9 are expected to begin in September. The post XPeng launches G9 and new P7 in Europe, restarts efforts to build presence overseas appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Sweden’s Plugin Growth Catches Its Breath After Recent Pull-Forward

CleanTechnica EVs

Sweden’s plugin electric vehicle share in January was 52.4%, flat from 52.9% year on year. The temporary pause in growth comes after a pull-forward in December. Overall auto volume in January was 35,476 units, some 27% down from January 2022. The best selling full electric was the Volvo XC40. January’s combined plugin share of 52.

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Tesla Giga Nevada expansion tax breaks to remain secret for now: NV officials

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada facility will undergo a serious expansion that would allow it to mass produce the Tesla Semi and produce 100 GWh of 4680 battery cells per year. But while the idea of a Giga Nevada expansion is compelling, Nevada state officials have signed a non-disclosure agreement with the EV maker that will keep the details of potential tax breaks for the $3.6 billion project confidential until late February.

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Tesla has the highest customer retention, and the industry should worry

Electrek

Tesla has the highest customer retention rate, and the industry should worry because they will have issues getting EV buyers back. more… The post Tesla has the highest customer retention, and the industry should worry appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX preparing for surge of geostationary satellite launches

Teslarati

SpaceX is preparing for a surge of geostationary communications satellite launches after several slow years. In the late 2010s, orders of large geostationary commsats plummeted. Formerly a mainstay of the commercial launch industry, western geostationary satellite launches became much rarer in 2019 and the early 2020s. That downturn was especially noticeable for SpaceX, where geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) launches were one of the most common missions performed by its Falcon 9 rockets from 2

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Water preservation using advance membrane treatment processes

Innovation News Network

Water scarcity is helping to innovate new wastewater treatment systems, and the lithium market is accelerating implementation. The post Water preservation using advance membrane treatment processes appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla May Be Finalizing Plans For Indonesia Plant

CleanTechnica EVs

A major part of Tesla’s long-term plans includes expanding production to several different countries beyond its headquarters in the U.S. A new report suggests that Tesla could be getting serious about building another Gigafactory in Asia, in a country that’s already set to become one of the automaker’s key suppliers.

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Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric enhanced with new flagship Iconic specification

Electric Cars Report

Renault has enhanced the all new Megane E-Tech 100% electric with the introduction of the new top-of-the-range Iconic trim, the new addition notably features a heat pump for increased efficiency. The new Iconic features the extensive specification of the limited version Launch Edition, but with the added benefits of an innovative new heat pump and […] The post Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric enhanced with new flagship Iconic specification appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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A Cold December For EVs In Italy — Amidst Car Market Rebound

CleanTechnica EVs

Originally published on opportunity:energy. Italy’s EV market ended a weak 2022 with a December in line with the unimpressive figures posted in previous months. While the overall car market showed good signs of recovery, plugins yet again stalled in what is a reverse trend not followed by any other major European nation.

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Honda to launch next-generation fuel cell system by mid-2020s

Electric Cars Report

Honda has always been at the forefront of automotive innovation, and now the company is expanding its use of hydrogen beyond cars on the roads to include trucks and construction equipment, electricity for buildings, and even outer space. The company plans to release a new fuel cell vehicle for sale next year, featuring a fuel […] The post Honda to launch next-generation fuel cell system by mid-2020s appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Norway’s Auto Sales Hit 60 Year Low After Tax Increases

CleanTechnica EVs

Norway saw plugin electric vehicles take 76.3% share of the auto market in January, down from 90.5% year on year. The January auto market was highly anomalous due to the new year’s introduction of tighter auto emissions and tax increases, which had pulled sales forward into December.

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Hydrogen Vehicle Systems awarded £6.6 million to develop autonomous zero-emission HGV

Electric Cars Report

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), a UK-based hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle innovator, revealed that the consortium it leads, Hub2Hub, has been awarded £6.6 million to develop and deliver a revolutionary, world-first, autonomous zero-emission HGV for the UK market. Accelerating towards the next generation of transportation and logistics, the Hub2Hub consortium will create a self-driving heavy goods tractor […] The post Hydrogen Vehicle Systems awarded £6.6 million to develop autonomous

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A Tale Of Two Towers — Charging (Or Not) In Apartment Buildings

CleanTechnica EVs

The demographics of those who live in high-rise apartment blocks is changing. Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise and pressure is being brought to bear on body corporates who manage these buildings to install chargers for the convenience of tenants and owners and as a means of future proofing the owners’ investments.

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New Range Rover Velar Gets Improved PHEV Powertain, New Interior

Electric Cars Report

The New Range Rover Velar is a pure expression of modern luxury, featuring the latest technology, trademark Range Rover refinement and a dramatic, clean and reductive new design. A new grille combines with the characteristic floating roof, unbroken waistline and flush deployable door handles that define the world’s most desirable luxury SUV family. New super-slim […] The post New Range Rover Velar Gets Improved PHEV Powertain, New Interior appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Enphase (ENPH) introduces bi-directional EV charging for an all-in-one solar home energy system

Electrek

Enphase Energy (ENPH), the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced Thursday its latest innovation – a bi-directional EV charger. The technology allows EVs to power your home during an outage or support the grid during peak demand. The best part is that it establishes a solar-powered, all-in-one home energy system to give users complete control over their energy. more… The post Enphase (ENPH) introduces bi-directional EV charging for an all-in-one sola

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Saying Hello to Casper, Our New Chevy Bolt EV

CleanTechnica EVs

I recently wrote a piece for CleanTechnica about my trusty Ocean Blue Nissan LEAF getting totaled. My wife and I found ourselves needing a new vehicle right away, so my thoughts about waiting a year or so for the new crop of EVs to come out was dashed. We had a number of options.

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Where Should I Buy An EV – 2022 Edition

EV Club of CT

CHEAPR as a Proxy for EV-Friendly Dealers It is not unusual for a consumer to reach out to us, usually after a bad sales experience, and ask if we can recommend a dealership. We have.

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Tesla Model 3 third highest selling car in January, behind only Ranger and Hilux utes

The Driven EV News

Tesla Model 3 sales in January trail only Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux utes, with EVs grabbing a 5.7 per cent of the overall market. The post Tesla Model 3 third highest selling car in January, behind only Ranger and Hilux utes appeared first on The Driven.

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